Model for Seated Statue of James Smithson

ID: 96-3681

Creator: Borglum, John Gutzon de La Mothe

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: July 1996

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21 Folder "S" oversize

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Summary

Model created in 1930 for a statue of James Smithson seated, bronzed plaster, by John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941), the artist who created Mount Rushmore. Statue was never actually cast. Model is located in the National Portrait Gallery.

Subject

Smithson, James 1765-1829

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Statue can be seen on display in the "Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution" exhibition held at the National Museum of American History in 1996 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21 Folder "S" oversize

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

July 1996

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Sculpture
  • Smithson family
  • Philanthropists
  • Statues
  • Art objects

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Statue

ID Number

96-3681

Physical description

Color: Color; Size: 27 1/8h x 10 1/4w x 11 1/2d; Type of Image: Statue; Medium: Photographic print

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